Andrew O’Connor sings music by Richard Rodney Bennett, Ivor Gurney, Robert Schumann, Franz Schubert, Martin Wesley-Smith and Eric Whitacre. Accompanied by pianist Anna Rutkowska-Schock.This new intimate mini-series, SongCo Solo, gives you the chance to hear individual singers from The Song Company as soloists. For each concert, one or two of them will curate a programme of their favourite art songs or chamber music, guiding you through their own personal vocal journey, and partnering with some world-class guest artists.
Andrew O’Connor was born in Perth, and graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the University of Western Australia, before developing a successful teaching career in Perth, and performing both around Australia and internationally in opera, oratorio, art song, and consort singing. He relocated to Sydney in 2015, becoming the newest full-time singer in The Song Company. Andrew also appears regularly with Sydney’s leading early and contemporary music ensembles including Opera Australia, Pinchgut Opera, Bach Akademie Australia, Cantillation, St Mary’s Cathedral Choir, Choir of St James, Sydney Antiphony, and Hourglass Ensemble. VOCALIZATION IS ALL ABOUT THE SOUND AND THE STORY. THE SONG COMPANY OF AUSTRALIA IS THE CONTINENT’S PREMIER VOCAL ENSEMBLE, SINGING MUSIC OF ALL TIMES AND PLACES, STORY-TELLING THROUGH SOUND. From across the continent we come together as The Song Company – to give voice to stories from far and wide – together we are Australia’s premier vocal ensemble.